Carnival To Transform Triumph Into Sunrise

Graeme Peto, Open Jaw

Carnival Cruise Line has unveiled its plans for a nearly US$200 million total makeover of Carnival Triumph. A makeover so big that the line is changing the name of the ship.

In spring 2019, a like-new Carnival Sunrise will rejoin the Carnival fleet after a two-month refurbishment. The retailoring will add all of Carnival’s popular branded food, beverage, and entertainment venues, as well as updates to all of its staterooms. 

Carnival Sunrise upgrades will include two redesigned Captain’s Suites featuring floor-to-ceiling windows and an extended balcony. Post-renovations, all of the ship’s staterooms will feature island-inspired interiors with colourful pastels inspired by the line’s Caribbean style.  

Other major new features include:

New restaurants and eateries include the family-style Italian cuisine Cucina del Capitano and Guy’s Pig & Anchor Bar-B-Que Smokehouse, celebrity chef Guy Fieri's "real deal" BBQ joint.

New drinking and entertainment venues include the Red Frog Pub, Piano Bar 88 for nighttime ivory-tickling, and the Limelight Lounge for comedy and dancing. The Sunrise will also feature a fully revamped Liquid Lounge for both day and nighttime entertainment. 

Activity additions include a suspended rope course, miniature golf, a 203-foot long AquaTunnel slide, video games, kiddie area, and marine-inspired Ocean Camp. The Sunrise will also feature the Serenity adults-only oasis and Cloud 9 Spa -- offering a 24-hour refuge for rest and relaxation.

"Carnival’s investments are part of an overall plan that is raising the bar on ship amenities and features, itineraries and offshore excursions that our guests are loving,” said Gus Antorcha, Carnival’s chief operating officer and leader of the Sunrise project.

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